The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4th Massacre—occurred at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The incident involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4th, 1970. The guardsmen fired sixty-seven rounds over a period of thirteen seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. Some of the students who were shot were protesting and others were just in the area on their way to class. At the end of April, President Nixon announced to the nation that the “Cambodian Incursion” had been launched by United States combat forces.
Introduction DONE On December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School experienced a horrific mass shooting, one of the worst in the United States. I am integrating Rational Choice Theory, Social Bonding Theory, and the Biosocial Theory in hopes to better understand the perpetrators motivations for committing such an elaborate crime. I will provide direct comparisons to the event and theory while also including the strengths and weaknesses of each when integrating to get a more accurate assimilation. Current Event DONE The second deadliest mass-shooting caused by a single person occurred on December 14, 2012, around 9:35 in the morning. Twenty innocent children, six adults, and the gunman’s mother all lost their lives in this fatal shooting
The one teacher jumped on the lap of the other teacher, taking a bullet that would have hit the other teacher in the head. That same teacher who was shot was able to pull the fire alarm to save other lives. Almost three years ago to the day, another gunman open fired during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” On July 19, 2012, in the Aurora, Colorado theater, James Holmes used an AR 15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and at least one 40-caliber handgun. He killed 12 people and injured 70 others. He was arrested outside the theater approximately seven minutes after someone called 911
There is a one example of 60-year-old “welding teacher at William H. Neff Center… [who] allegedly lined up students near a garage door in the classroom, pulled a black gun out of his waistband and fired four to 10 shots at the terrified teens” (Caulfield). However, the man did not have intentions to kill his students, as he used blank ammunition. News show students are the major source of aggression. These facts suggest they should not be allowed to carry guns. But that would not resolve the problem.
Allowing children to be exposed to this type of scenery caused trauma most people can not recover from, especially at a young age. For instance, in an elementary school in 2012 a shooting occurred, ¨On December 14, 2012….20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, before killing himself¨ (Should the Government Restrict Access to Assault Weapons?). Twenty Young students were killed and the rest traumatized due to the fact that this man could get his hands on military- grade weapons. Furthermore, joyous events and family outings are turned into fears and doubts of leaving home when one can obtain ammunition as such. In Colorado, while families were watching a movie, twelve were killed and
School campuses are not places common people feel concerned enough to protect themselves with a gun. Learning that over 20 of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States have taken place on school grounds, has changed my mind. In Texas alone, eight school shootings have occurred just after 1990. On August 1st, 1966 Charles Whitman opened fire on 43 people while standing on top of the UT
The best example is the death of an international student Sai Kiran Goud .On June 15, 2015 this 21 year male, doing his masters at the university in Miami was apparently waylaid by a group of black Americans. On his way to his home black Americans attacked him. The killers asked Goud to handover the money and phone. As he refused to give his iPhone he was killed badly. In this incident the innocence Goud was murdered and his family is having a great shock when they came to know that his only son was murdered at Florida.
Since 1966, there have been 150 mass shootings in the United States. Over 1,000 people have been killed, and over 150 of those people were children or teenagers. These statistics are brought up in a heartbreaking article by The Washington Post, titled “The Terrible Numbers that Grow with Each Mass Shooting,” written by By Bonnie Berkowitz, Denise Lu and Chris Alcantara. After the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, debates on gun control have once again sparked up. This has happened far too many times for change not to occur.
The increase in mass shootings and school shootings has sparked a lot of conversation on the gun laws that are in place right now. The most recent mass school shooting happened in Florida, “a gunman set off fire alarms at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, luring hundreds of students out of their classrooms so he could open fire on them with a semi-automatic AR-15” (Farber). This shooting sparked nationwide conversation on the gun laws that the government has put in place. There is a percentage of the population in the United States that believes that all firearms should have harsher laws, and some people even want to see firearms completely banned. However, there is another group of people who want to see the gun laws kept as they are, or even have the laws become
Drug testing should be done in schools. Many people have died, or gotten severely injured from drug abuse. In 2003, Taylor Hooton, a 17 year old high school athlete from Plano, Texas, took his own life as a result from abusing steroids. He was young, and made the mistake to take the drug, as anyone in the world could. Schools can prevent this by drug testing their students.